Cole Applauds DOT’s Award of Infrastructure Grants in Lawton-Fort Sill
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provided notification that the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport, located in Oklahoma’s Fourth Congressional District, will receive more than $3 million in multi-year grant funding. This multi-year grant will improve the movement of passengers in the existing terminal building by reconstructing the passenger hold room, ticketing lobby and exit corridor.
“I am delighted that the U.S. Department of Transportation has selected the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport to receive more than $3 million in grant funding that will support critical facility improvements,” said Cole. “Remodeling this key infrastructure installation in southwest Oklahoma will not only benefit Fort Sill Military personnel, their families and the Lawton community, it will also help attract more travel to the area and ultimately strengthen and potentially grow the local economies.”
“We are very excited about this multi-year grant that will enable us to complete the long-awaited terminal project. The final phases will include a new boarding gate and screening area with ramps to jet bridges, interior and exterior updates to make the terminal more energy efficient and relocating TSA checked bag equipment to behind the airline counters. The last terminal project was completed in 1995. Since that time, security has changed with the addition of TSA personnel and equipment. This project will take us into the future,” said Barbara McNally, Lawton-Fort Sill Airport Director.